Hooper Cemetery

Shelby County Texas

Transcribed by John Warner & Ray Jackson May 15, 2000

Special thanks to Edgel Permenter and Lloyd Holcomb for their assistance in locating this burial site.

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The cemetery is located on the private property of Lloyd Holcomb in the Paxton Community.  The land was once owned by Sam Houston Hooper. Upon the death of his children they were laid to rest at the Sam Houston Hooper homestead.   The first markers were made of wood which were replaced by Jessie Hooper, the son of Sam Houston Hooper.  Sam Houston Hooper is buried in the Ramah Cemetery.   

Name Birthdate Deathdate Notes
Alice W. Hooper 01/19/1882 12/18/1912 School Teacher
Calhoun Hooper 10/13/1887 06/19/1899 Son of Mr & Mrs. S. H. Hooper
Infant Hooper - 08/28/1895 Son of Mr & Mrs. S. H. Hooper
Anderson Burns 10/20/1853 1900 Son of John & Elvira Whitton Burns - Husb of Ella Gordon